Best 115 Quotes & Tweets on Happiness

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1

Money doesn’t buy happiness - it buys freedom.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The more seriously you take yourself, the unhappier you’re going to be.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas - just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Get wealthy, get healthy, get happy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Money does buy happiness, if you earned it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Two kinds of happiness. Worldly happiness is reward from our evolutionary program. Get praise, money, drugs, sex. It busies the mind with craving & anxiety. Internal happiness is reward from being in flow. Create, meditate, love, play. It clears the mind & leaves us in peace.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

You’re never going to be happy if you keep lying to yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

You can be happy with who you are and still want to be better. You can love your body and still want to improve it. You can appreciate your financial state and still want to improve it. Progress doesn’t require self-loathing. You can feel successful along the way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Anticipate, but don’t expect. Anticipation: You’re excited for what the future holds, but you don’t try to control it. Expectation: You try to predict the future and restrict your happiness to one outcome. Always be excited about the possibilities. Never be entitled to them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

The fundamental delusion - there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

Happiness generally isn't about making more money, but rather freedom. The freedom to say no to things you don't want to do. The freedom to say no to people you don't like. The freedom to not feel like you are obligated to say "yes." Freedom is saying yes when you want to.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

Having good health isn’t everything, but not having it is. Having money isn’t everything, but not having it is. You don’t need 6-pack abs or a million dollars to be happy, but do yourself a favor and learn the fundamentals of fitness and finance. They bring a margin of safety.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

We chase what's sexy and miss what matters - Excitement starts something. Execution completes it. - Speed makes a good story. Velocity makes a difference. - Complexity makes you sound smart. Focusing on the basics shows you are. - New commands attention. Old offers insight.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Being happy is a competitive advantage.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

16

The happiest people want the lowest profile.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Choosing happiness doesn’t make anyone else worse off.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Compliment people behind their backs.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

Optimists are wealthier, healthier, and happier.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

You should either be doing: What makes you happy. Something that gets you closer to doing what makes you happy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

If your friend’s success doesn’t make you happy, than you’re not happy

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

If you're "successful" and unhappy, you've missed the point.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

The easiest way to be happy is to do something that takes your full attention.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

Whether you’re excited or nervous when your favorite asset falls in price marks whether you’re investing or merely speculating.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

How to be a better engineer: work with great engineers. How to be a better founder: spend time with great founders. How to be happier: surround yourself with happy people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

26

The experience of raising young children - when they’re happy, you’re happy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

When you spend a lot of time alone, you realize how much your thoughts matter. Then you spend a lot of time improving your thoughts. Then you get happy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

28

You choose who you are. You own your attitude. You own your integrity. You own your response. You own your character. You own your capacity to love. You own your willingness to help others. You own how you talk to others and yourself. You own your happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

The things that matter aren't sexy. Culture teaches us to seek money, power, and fame. And yet, we are no happier with these things. What fulfills us is being a mom or a dad, a son or a daughter, a partner, a soul mate, a trusted friend, ... to the people in our lives.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

The worst thing that could happen to the economy is if people discover they are actually quite happy right now.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

31

To understand happiness, study how people become miserable. To understand what makes relationships work, study what makes them fail. To understand what makes people more productive than others, study what they avoid.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

32

The more you need to signal to others that you’re happy, the less happy you really are. The more you need the world to see how amazing your relationship is, the more trouble it’s in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

If the process doesn’t make you happy, neither will the prize.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

So much unhappiness comes from wanting others to think we're happy or important. We chase visible at the expense of meaningful.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

How to be happy: find a few people you really care about and make them really happy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

36

Nothing will make you happier than an ego death.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

37

Success teaches you that success doesn’t make you happy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

38

When working, surround yourself with people more successful than you. When playing, surround yourself with people happier than you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

39

I’m happiest when my current-self is doing something that my future-self will benefit from

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

40

We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

41

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

42

Excitement starts something. Execution completes it. Excitement feels good. Action is good.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

43

If you want to be miserable focus on yourself. If you want to be happy focus on others.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

44

The #1 job of a teacher is not to instill knowledge, but to make their students excited about learning in the first place.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

If you learn to celebrate the small things you'll have a thousand things to be happy about every day.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

46

Happy people try to build other people up. Unhappy people try to tear other people down.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

47

Your attention is now the most valuable thing you own. Spend it carelessly you can end up depressed and unhappy.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

48

Trying to please everyone is a guaranteed prescription for unhappiness. The first step toward emotional freedom is realizing that you're not for everyone.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

49

You are responsible for your own happiness.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

50

Make art that makes you happy. Make art that makes you better. Make art that makes you money. Make art that makes a difference.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl